New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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The Soapbox: Eiffel Tower closure in France, maritime improvements in Australia, return of stolen artifacts in Ghana

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2024

In France, Eiffel Tower closes amid worker strike The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors since Monday as a result of a labor worker strike. The General Confederation of...

An illustration of a computer screen showing a little boy wearing a blazer and holding a red balloon. The boy is gray and to the right of him it says, in red letters, ‘LE BALLON ROUGE.’ There is a red teacup to the left of the computer.

Off the Radar: ‘The Red Balloon’ will get you through college

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Red Balloon” is available to stream on Kanopy and MAX.
Bianca Maiocchi, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

Children’s films have often served a dual purpose. Not only do they entertain young audiences, but they can also offer important social commentary. Albert Lamorisse’s 1956...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

An illustration of a permanent license of travel that shows artist Tyler the Creator wearing a light blue headwear and jacket.

Tyler, The Creator puts his alter ego to rest with ‘The Estate Sale’

The deluxe edition of “Call Me If You Get Lost” marks the end of an era for Tyler Baudelaire.
Tatyanna Gooden, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023

“Thank you to every ear that listened, bought a ticket,” Tyler, the Creator says at the start of his song “Everything Must Go.” After months of touring and winning Best...

An illustration of a silver and black laptop, which has displayed on its screen a man in a dark blue trench coat and hat overseeing a field of figures in green and black cubicles.

Off the Radar: ‘PlayTime’ and the baffling nature of industrialization

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “PlayTime” is available to stream on Kanopy and will screen at Film at Lincoln Center on April 16.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor April 14, 2023

Renowned French filmmaker Jacques Tati, most famous for Monsieur Hulot, his clumsy persona, crafted one of the most technically ambitious and conceptually timeless films with 1967’s...

A model in a gray turtleneck and a white skirt who is holding a black shoulder bag at the 2023 E.E.N.K. Paris Fashion Week show.

EENK’s latest collection presents an elevated take on classic silhouettes

EENK debuted its Fall/Winter 2023 collection in its second solo show with the theme “X for the letter X,” a representation of the unknown and undefined.
Sydney Barragan, Editor-at-Large March 7, 2023

EENK presented its 2023 Fall/Winter collection amidst the simple layout of La Salle Wagram, a historic auditorium. A two-piece, inflatable archway — the work of Korean sculptor...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Valentine’s Day card-making, a puppet show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 13-19.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 12, 2023

Triptic featuring three models walking down runway. Woman on left walks down runway in long red dress. Woman in middle walks down runway in long sleeve white top, black mini skirt, and black shoes. Woman on right walks down runway in cropped gray top, gray textured pants, and black shoes.

EENK brings the Wild West to Paris Fashion Week

This Western-inspired collection brings the genre into a global perspective.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Designer Hyemee Lee has moved away from her typically metaphorical collection themes, like “T for Temptation” and “U for Utopia,” and moved more into history with her take...

Blue crates filled with various fruits and vegetables sit in front of a French grocery store.

Navigating the Paris food scene with dietary restrictions

Students following vegetarian, vegan and halal diets share their experiences and recommendations for finding options at restaurants and grocery stores around Paris.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

From eclairs to escargots, France is known for its food. For many NYU Paris students, food is a great opportunity to experience French culture. In Parisian fashion, many students...

A birds-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Uncovering immigration issues in Paris brings the city out of its romanticized shell

Both in and out of class, learning about immigration in Paris elevated my study away experience and made my trip more interesting than the average tourist's.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

PARIS — Before I came to Paris for my semester abroad, I rewatched Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” to prepare for my semester away in France. It only strengthened my...

An illustration of five individuals. From left to right, a man with tattoos wearing a black graphic t-shirt, a man wearing an oversized white t-shirt and gray rounded sunglasses, a girl sitting at a cafe table, a man with a white button down shirt and khaki pants, and a man reclined on a white bed sheet.

Ranked: NYU students who will break your heart by senior year

Heartbreak is a rite of passage and the Violet variety sure is… something.
Ary Russell, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Spring break is over and Hot Girl Summer is approaching fast. This can only mean one thing: Relationships once filled with proclamations of happily-ever-after will break down as...

A still from the television show “Emily in Paris,” in which characters Emily and Alfie walk down a Parisian street holding hands. Emily is wearing a black dress with a yellow cardigan, bag, beret, and gloves. Alfie is wearing white athletic shorts and a blue jersey.

Realistic or romanticized? Breaking down Parisian stereotypes

Television shows like “Emily in Paris” affirm Parisian stereotypes and intersect with everyday Parisian life.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

PARIS — “You may experience a Paris different than the one you see in ‘Emily in Paris,’” an NYU Paris staff member said during the abroad site’s spring 2022 orientation. While...